Things to Do in Playa Vista

October 8th, 2018 by

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Playa Vista and the surrounding towns have some of our favorite things to do in California. Whether your idea of a good time involves a quiet day at the museum or a night at one of the trendy places to hang out in Santa Monica or Malibu, you’ll find a grand way to entertain yourself on this list.

Knotts Berry Farm

A fantastic experience for young and old, Knotts Berry farm offers good old-fashioned carnival rides, some of the most heart-stopping roller coasters in the state, water rides, delicious food, and so much more. And did we mention you can meet Snoopy too?

  • Location: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA
  • Hours: Vary

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

If you enjoy learning about local recent history, like the canals in Venice, CA, you’ll love taking it back even further to the time of the dinosaurs. The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Palms offers a fascinating look at natural history with relics that have a special connection to the lower Jurassic and display unusual technology for the time. Visitors are welcome to tour the site beginning with the earlier exhibits and traveling, as it were, through time to the most recent.

  • Location: 9341 Venice Boulevard, Culver City, California
  • Hours: Thursday, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Friday – Sunday, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Adventure City

If you crave the excitement of an amusement park but want to avoid the long lines at Disney, check out Adventure City. They offer a wide range of rides perfect for smaller family members, as well as rock climbing, and arcade for older kids, and a theater with live entertainment that will leave the whole family in stitches.

  • Location: 1238 S. Beach Blvd, Anaheim, CA
  • Hours: Varies depending on the season

The Nethercutt Collection

If you’re as partial to cars as we are, then check out the Nethercutt Museum’s collection of more than 250 cars dating from the earliest days of automotive history. Some collections are viewed by reservation only while others are open to the public when the museum is. They also have a stunning array of automated musical instruments for the music lover in your group.

  • Location: 15151 Bledsoe Street, Los Angeles, CA
  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cap Off Your Day with a Trip to Manhattan Beach

After you’ve filled up on fun and excitement for the day, stop by one of our favorite Manhattan Beach restaurants and fill up your belly too, we think it’s the best way to cap off a day and an excellent excuse to avoid the kitchen for a few more hours! If you’re in need of a car to lease or buy to get you to your favorite spots, you can count on the Toyota Corolla MPG to save you money while exploring Playa Vista.

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